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astronomy In Collins Dictionary of Astronomy

...regions of space, and of the Universe as a whole. Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences and has... field of astrophysics with its subsections of cosmology, radio astronomy, and X-ray, gamma-ray...

astronomy In The Penguin Dictionary of Physics

...energy in such systems and in the universe as a whole. Cosmology, radio astronomy, X-ray, infrared, ultraviolet, and gamma-ray astronomy are normally considered subsections of astrophysics.

Astrophysics In Science in the Early Twentieth Century: An Encyclopedia

...Astrophysics is a branch of astronomy that deals primarily with dynamic relationships and physical... boon to astrophysics in the twentieth century. U.S. astronomer George Ellery Hale (1868–1938) was one...

astrophysics In Astronomy Encyclopedia

...synonyms. Astrophysics effectively dates from the first applications of the SPECTROSCOPE to study... Sun and stars in the 1860s was the first major result of astrophysics. Today, the use of computers for...

astrophysics In The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Houghton Mifflin

The branch of astronomy devoted to the study of the physical characteristics and composition of objects in the sky. Typical concerns of astrophysics are how much light the stars give off and the size...

...Cosmology, Oxford: Clarendon Press, and New York; Oxford University Press, 1989. Kragh, Helge, Cosmology and Controversy: The Historical Development of Two Theories of the Universe, Princeton, New...

Cosmology In Bloomsbury Guide to Human Thought

...Cosmology (Greek, ‘study of the universe’) was, until only about 400 years ago, a matter of... with the discoveries of modern scientific cosmology or (triumphally) in opposition to them...

Cosmology In McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science and Technology

The study of the structure and the origin of the universe, including the origin of galaxies, the elements, and matter itself.

Inflationary universe cosmology In McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science and Technology

A theory of the evolution of the early universe, motivated by considerations from elementary particle physics as well as certain paradoxes of standard big bang cosmology, which asserts that at some...

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